The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Keystone 10 Million Tress Partnership Logistics Manager as part of the Making History Campaign Team to be based at CBF’s Duncannon, PA Warehouse. This is a full-time term position to last until June 30, 2025.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
Established in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams, and the wildlife that call it home through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration. Since 2010, CBF has engaged in a focused effort to defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a binding federal and state collaborative agreement aimed at reducing pollution to the science-based, legally-affirmed levels established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Blueprint is expected to be fully implemented by 2025. If the states and the federal government achieve Blueprint goals, the Bay will finally—after decades of failed efforts—be removed from the Clean Water Act’s impaired waters list. Successfully implementing the Blueprint depends on a well-informed, engaged, active, and diverse constituency of members, advocates, and volunteers who speak up and take action to save the Bay.
CBF has a staff of approximately 210 employees working in offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. as well as 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water policies, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.
CBF’s headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center—one of the world’s most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings—in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $30 million and is supported by over 300,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit cbf.org.
In 2017, CBF launched the Making History campaign. Focused on restoring two of the Bay’s most effective natural filters—trees and oysters—the campaign will improve water quality, engage new advocates, and drive economic benefits across the region. Together with our partners, members, and other supporters, we can ensure a healthy Bay for us, our children, and grandchildren. Our efforts today will create a cleaner environment tomorrow. The Making History Campaign encompasses 3 legs: The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership and the Chesapeake 1 Million Voices for Clean Water campaign.
To accelerate restoration of the Bay’s most effective filters, CBF and partners have formed the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance to put 10 billion new oysters in the Chesapeake Bay by 2025. The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance is a coalition of non-profits, community organizations, oyster growers, and others focused on restoring oyster reefs, promoting science-based management of the oyster fishery, and supporting a growing oyster aquaculture industry.
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is a collaborative effort of national and local agencies, conservation organizations, outdoors enthusiasts, businesses, and citizens committed to planting 10 million new trees in priority landscapes in Pennsylvania by the end of 2025. This bold effort will help Pennsylvania achieve its goal to plant roughly 96,000 acres of water-filtering forested buffers by 2025. Partners are committed to providing expertise and experience, technical assistance and supplies, volunteers, and legislative leadership.
The Chesapeake 1 Million Voices for Clean Water campaign to advance funding and policy priorities for programs and practices that will help meet the goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by the end of 2025. Together we will fight for our future by building an army of advocates and supporters that reflects the diversity of the Bay watershed, and opposing threats with timely, strategic advocacy and litigation.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Logistics Manager will manage Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 10 Million Trees Pennsylvania logistics operations and collaborate on its partner tree data management system.
Essential functions include:
1. Build, compile, organize, edit, manage, and distribute tree planting data, inventory, and invoices within Smartsheet system
2. Communicate professionally with partners and landowners regarding tree and supply orders
3. Collaborate with Making History Campaign Admin coordinator on tree invoices and data collection, RFPs, bids, contracts, and communication with growers and vendors
4. Create delivery schedule with growers and suppliers to staging district, warehouses, and partner locations statewide
5. Key point person in communicating schedules to growers and vendors during tree planting season (spring: March-May; fall: Sept – Nov)
6. Manage the Duncannon (main) and York (secondary/temp) warehouses; including supply inventory, general cleaning/organization, and facilitating with landlord to ensure functionality and safety protocols and checks are followed
7. Manage day-to-day duties, scheduling, contact, and driver and skid loader training for seasonal staff
8. Ability to drive, load, and unload 26’ box truck, pick-up truck, and large and small trailers for deliveries as needed
9. Operate and oversee skid loader and forklift operation for truck loading/offloading at the warehouses and in field as needed.
10. Transport skid steer between warehouses and to planting sites as needed
11. Maintains vehicle and skid loader registrations, records, safety and maintenance logs and reports these logs to Facilities Maintenance team at Headquarters
12. Collaborate with GIS team on database entry related to tree tracking ArcGIS module
13. Ability to evaluate datasets for consistency, completeness, and accuracy to assist GIS team in reporting tree planting work to PA DEP/EPA
14. Assist in training partners on utilizing, entering and qualifying data entered the GIS system and tree ordering systems.
15. Customer service skills to work directly with partner organizations, landowners and contractors.
16. Conduct routine process improvements for data management and logistics activities.
17. Work to ensure that systems, organizational culture, and practices are aligned with CBF’s mission, values and commitments related to DEIJ.
18. Develop and refine programs and activities to ensure equitable practices and support the development of a diverse and effective team.
19. Ensure an inclusive working environments that supports diverse populations
PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Candidate should have skid loader/forklift operation experience, CDL, and/or DOT certification card or the ability to obtain one upon hire. Able to bend and lift approximately ~75 lbs repetitively. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Successful candidate should have at least 2 years’ experience with data entry, data analysis, Microsoft Office. ArcGIS experience a plus. Attention to detail a must. A candidate with customer service experience as an administrative assistant and/or in supply-chain logistics/transportation is preferred.
This is a full-time, term, position we anticipate working approximately 40 hours per week. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation. The position will work primarily from the Duncannon, Pennsylvania warehouse with occasional work at the York, PA warehouse and Harrisburg, PA office. In the off season months, the candidate may have the option to tele-work from their home.
Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Ability to receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships. Ability to recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers. Having flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or in an office.
Salary Range: 48k- 52k
To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than August 16, 2021.
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 2 floating holidays, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching contribution.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE
Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay. Success depends on people from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, identities, and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.
To increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will:
* Recruit and retain a staff, board, and membership that reflect the diversity of people living within the Chesapeake Bay region;
* Strengthen and broaden the diversity of our partnerships;
* Celebrate and value the diversity of staff; and
* Fight to ensure that everyone has equal access to clean water, clean air, and a safe environment.
CBF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.